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12-Day China Private Tour of Shanghai, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Xi’an and Beijing

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On this trip, you’ll travel to five cities in China. Explore the glass and steel towers of cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, once reputed as Paris of the East. Explore Guilin, one of the most photographed city in China & world famous for its serene karst landscapes. If you are interested in china’s culture ,you must have heared about a sentence that said”Guilin shanshui jia tianxia” Explore Zhangjiajie, famed for its sandstone pillars stretching skywards that inspired Avatar Hallelujah Mountains. Explore Xian, the capital of 13 dynasties as well as the starting point of the legendary ancient Silk Road. Explore Beijing, the capital of Yuan, Ming & Qing dynasties as well as the People’s Republic of China.








Tour Code



12 Days/ 11 Nights

Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! After retrieving your luggage.Our guide will wait at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. After a warm greeting, you will be taken to the hotel we have booked for you, which have prefect infrastructure.The rest of the day is at your disposal, you can take a warm rest or explore this city on your own.


Day 2Shanghai

Attractions: Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road, People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, Tianzifang
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

The first stop is Yu Garden, a representation of traditional Chinese gardens. Walking through its decorated bridges, you may feel like stepping back in time to 400 years ago.

Next, explore the city from the Bund and Nanjing Road to take in heritage buildings featuring architectural styles from Neoclassical to Gothic to Baroque. While walking on the streets full of various colonial architecture, the epitome of 19th-century Shanghai will come to your mind vividly. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world.

Continue with a visit to the People’s Square and Shanghai Museum. The People’s Square was once the finest racecourse in Asia before 1949. Shanghai Museum is specially celebrated in the world for its rich and high-quality collection of 120,000 precious works.
Afterwards, explore the tree-lined avenues of the French Concession where many fine old houses in the area still retain an air of the “Paris of the East”. Explore the arts and crafts enclave in the trendy area of Tianzifang.

Day 3Shanghai-Guilin

Attractions: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Fly to Guilin in the morning. Upon arrival, visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. The Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and gets its name because it looks like a huge elephant that dig its trunk into the river. Continue visiting Reed Flute Cave. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations formed by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave.

Day 4Guilin

Attractions: Li river, West Street, Two Rivers & Four Lakes Scenic Area
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Cruise Li River in the morning. This 83-kilometer-long waterway cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is like traveling along a traditional Chinese painting. The landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo. Walk along the famous West Street upon arrival in Yangshuo. Back to Guilin in the afternoon, stroll along the Two Rivers & Four Lakes Scenic Area.


Day 5Guilin-Zhangjiajie

Attractions: Baofeng Lake
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangjiajie

Fly to Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie is famed for its otherworldly sandstone karst pillars stretching skywards. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride at Baofeng Lake upon arrival. After the cruise, take the bus back to the entrance gate and walk to Baofeng Lake Waterfall. Pouring down from a hundred meters above with thunderous sound this is another highlight at Baofeng Lake.

Day 6Zhangjiajie

Attractions: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Bailong Elevator, Golden Whip Stream
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangjiajie

Take a cable car up to Tianzi Mountain to see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Then take a shuttle bus to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Yuanjiajie is the place that was used as the backdrop in the James Cameron movie “Avatar”.

Get down the Mountain by Bailong Elevator which is the world’s tallest outdoor sightseeing elevator and the fastest passenger elevator with the biggest capacity. Afterwards, hike the Golden Whip Stream along the stream to enjoy an eyeful of green plants and listen to the gurgle of streams and singing of birds.

Day 7Zhangjiajie-Xi'an

Attractions: Zhangjiajie Gand Canyon Glass Bridge, Tianmen Mountain
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

This morning we will pay a visit to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge. This record-breaking glass-bottomed and transparent bridge measures 1,410 feet long and stands 984 feet above the ground. Not only is the structure the world’s longest and tallest glass bridge, but it also overlooks a UNESCO World Heritage Site—making the views all the more exquisite.It’s one of the wonders of the world.

Descend to Tianmen that gives Tianmen Mountain its name. Take a shuttle bus down the winding 99-Bend Road to the cable car station. Fly to Xi’an.

Day 8Xi'an

Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

Drive to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – the Terracotta Warriors, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter.

Day 9Xi'an-Beijing

Attractions: Summer Palace
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Depart from Xi’an to Beijing in the morning. Upon arrival, visit the Summer Palace, which is the largest and most well preserved royal garden in China. The Summer Palace takes Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework. The natural landscape of hills and open waters is combined with the artificial landscape such as pavilions, palaces, temples and bridges, forming a harmonious whole with outstanding aesthetic value.

Day 10Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Today, we embark on our journey of exploration of Beijing from Tnanmen Square. Tiananmen Square is now the largest city square in the world.

Passing through Tiananmen Square, you can see the five most important palaces in the world, the Forbidden City. It was the residence of the Ming and Qing emperors and represented the supreme power of ancient China.

After that, we will spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China.

Day 11Beijing

Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Water Cube, Bird’s Nest
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time, and then drive about 70 km to witness one of the eight wonders of the world, the Great Wall. the highlight of today.Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, an off-the-beaten-path but well-preserved Ming Dynasty Great Wall, where you will take a cable car to Mutianyu! You will take a cable car up to the Great Wall and then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu.

Afterwards, take the cable car down the mountain. Continue your journey to the Sacred Way, a 7 km long passage leading to the imperial tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The emperors known as the Son of Heaven came to his country from heaven through the Sacred Way and would also return to heaven through this path. Walking through the largest archway in China and the Great Palace Gate, you will see 12 groups of sacred animals and 12 officials with magnificent stone guards.

In the afternoon, visit the only excavated Ming Tombs, Dingling Mausoleum. The Ming Dynasty tombs were built for 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, following the precepts of traditional Chinese feng shui and feng shui studies. They feature stone carvings, carvings, and dragon patterned ceramic tiles, showcasing the development of Ming Dynasty funeral architecture.

Then drive back to the city of Beijing, stopping briefly at the Beijing Olympic Village to view the overall appearance of its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from a distance.

Day 12Beijing-Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Your China vacation comes to an end today. Enjoy some leisure time until being escorted to the airport for your homebound flight.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 11-night accommodation (3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned